[ONLINE] - Mapping Inequity II: Learning from the Future


Please note that this event will take place at 2:00-3:30 PM CT / 3:00-4:30 PM ET.

Both rural and urban spaces experience inequities in access to resources and opportunity. This series explores new projects around the country that are interrogating different types of inequity and finding new creative ways to tackle them head on.

In the second of two events, join as we learn about three inspiring projects. Opportunity Insights (OI) uses longitudinal Census and IRS data to track the roots of poverty and inequality in every community in the country with an online, interactive mapping tool called the Opportunity Atlas. OI leverages data like this to partner with communities to identify solutions that can increase economic mobility. The Center on Rural Innovation (CORI), is flipping the approach to rural challenges by using mapping to help investors and other stakeholders identify areas of opportunity in rural areas. Their research on digital economy ecosystem building, helps relocalize tech jobs in rural areas. CORI also partners with communities to design and fund digital economy ecosystem and broadband deployment strategies. UrbanFootprint layers rich data to help government leaders predict future areas of need and prioritize where resources can have the most impact.


David Williams

Director of Policy Outreach- Opportunity Insights at Harvard University

Leah Taylor
Manager of the Rural Innovation Initiative, Center on Rural Innovation

Joshua Goldstein
Director of Business Development- UrbanFootprint


Meegan Dugan Bassett

Fellow, New America Chicago

Molly Marton
Director, New America Indianapolis

Meredith Sumpter
Director, Justice, Health & Democracy Rapid Response Impact Initiative

Hosted by New America Local and the Justice, Health, & Democracy Impact Initiative, a partnership between New America and the Safra Center at Harvard University.